LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– There was a celebration Friday night for more than 50 high school graduates who are furthering their education.
It’s their first ever Signing Day for students who plan to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCU’s, around the country.
The students declared their school of choice and talked about their scholarship awards.
“Supporting HBCU’s has remained a priority for our organization and members,” says Katrina Owoh, the president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Beta Pi Omega. “Beta Pi Omega is fortunate to have two former south central regional directors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororities, Incorporated, and both attended HBCU’s.
The event is part of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s HBCU for Life initiative. HBCU’s make up three percent of the country’s colleges and universities, but 25 percent of African-American graduates come from those schools.